BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Gordon Graceffo

#70 | RHP | CardinalsSTL
Memphis Redbirds Memphis Redbirds
Gordon Graceffo
Name: Gordon Joseph Graceffo
Born: Mar 17, 2000 in Wayne,
College: Villanova
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (151st overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2021 (signed for $300,000)
Graceffo doesn't throw as hard as other more prominent pitchers in the draft, but his velocity did tick up during the season and he appeals to clubs for his pitchability and performance. Graceffo posted a 1.54 ERA that led the Big East and tied for fifth in the country, striking out 86 with 13 walks in 82 innings. At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Graceffo has the stuff and command to project as a starter. He's a prolific strike-thrower with his fastball to both sides of the plate and consistently lands his offspeed stuff in the zone, issuing just 1.4 BB/9. For most of the season, his fastball sat at 87-91 mph and hit 93. By his last few starts, though, Graceffo was operating at 89-93 mph and reached 94. He regularly mixes in two effective secondary pitches with his slider and changeup, with his changeup arguably more advanced. It's a 76-80 mph changeup with good sink, fade and a lot of separation from his fastball to grade out as an average pitch that flashes plus at times. His slider is another average pitch that at times is a tick better. As teams have become better at squeezing velocity gains out of pitchers, Graceffo has an appealing profile if a club believes it can add a little more gas to his fastball. If not, he has the touch and feel to potentially make it as a back-end starter.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2023 Game Logs
  • 2023 Splits
  • Spring Training
of Free Stories Remaining